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Rymaniak Janusz (WSB University in Gdańsk, Poland)
Ship-Seaport Relations in the Modular Perspective
Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands, 2018, vol. 17, s. 325-342, rys., tab., bibliogr. 29 poz.
Podejście systemowe, Podejście oparte na procesach, Podejście oparte na zasobach, Porty morskie
System-based approach, Process-based approach, Resource Based View (RBV), Seaports
This article aims at specifying the significance of modularity in the practice of Polish small and medium-sized seaports, using the example of the shipport relation. It presents the idea of complexity as the contemporary dilemma in management as well as its main constituents, followed by the functional analysis of the seaports and distinguishing the port modules for the shipport relation. That served as the basis for developing a complexity model in seaports, based on the non-linear constituents: simple rules, modularity and organizational capabilities. The case study method was applied to analyze the complexity in the seaports of Darłowo and Mrzeżyno, Poland. The results have indicated the complementary role of modularity in limiting the complexity of management in small and medium-sized Polish seaports. (original abstract)
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